Until recently, nutritional analysis of menus has been a daunting task, requiring the skills of a qualified dietitian. Planning and then adjusting menus that are, for example, too high in saturated fat or salt, or too low in iron or folate, can be both difficult and time-consuming.
At a click of the mouse, NMP produces a "cooked weight" nutritional analysis of your menu as a bar chart.
The program will then identify the main causes of any excess or deficit in nutrients and suggest alternative but similar foods to replace them, showing you the cost implications for your menu at the same time.
The Nutmeg Menu Planner ensures that this complex nutritional analysis together with detailed cost analysis is immediately available. This leaves you more time to work with catering staff and clients to develop new recipes and establish and encourage healthier diets and lifestyles.
NMP helps you demonstrate compliance with nutritional standards to inspecting bodies and other stakeholders.
What our clients say:
- 'We needed to have a menu-planning system that we could make available to lots of users and the Nutmeg system proved very cost-effective. It's a flexible program that allows our regional managers to go into schools with it loaded on their laptops and make tweaks to core menus, taking account of individual school's needs and preferences.'
What the School Food Trust said
An independent road test of nutritional analysis software by the School Food Trust , published in July 2007, considered Nutmeg's program to be the
"easiest to install and use"
Balancing the menus was "straightforward as a result of the UNIQUE dish replacement function"
That "Virtually no nutritional knowledge is required to balance menus swiftly" and that:
- "the Nutmeg Menu Planner has evolved into a tool that is as effective as possible in this arena".
School Food Trust report July 2007
For a full list of functions and benefits of NMP click here.